Elect Laughter: Second City’s Unelectable You

Elect Laughter: Second City’s Unelectable You

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Photo: Kirsten Miccoli The Second City’s Unelectable You The Second City wins in a landslide with its smart, funny Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue at the Majestic Theatre. by Amy Martin published Friday, November 4, 2016 Dallas — Fairly early on in Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue, presented Tuesday at the Majestic Theatre …

Poll My Finger: Babes in Electionland

Poll My Finger: Babes in Electionland

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Fun House Theatre and Film and improv troupe The Victims gear up for political comedy with Babes in Electionland Plano — Children writing about adults being childish. Such is the state of politics today and the premise of Babes in Electionland, a sketch comedy show written by the young actors of Fun House Theatre and Film and performed this weekend …

Naughty and Nice: Pegasus Theatre finds something funny for everyone with The Naughty Bits

Naughty and Nice: Pegasus Theatre finds something funny for everyone with The Naughty Bits

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Still, it could be naughtier. It was bound to happen. The Margo Jones Theater creative hothouse that is Nouveau 47 has spun out quirky theater, variety shows, and crazed readings. Sketch revue was sure to be next, especially with humorous wordsmith Jim Kuenzer on the N47 board. Fuse that with the madness of Pegasus Theatre’s actors and auteur Kurt Kleinmann, …

Comedy Clubs A Go Go

Comedy Clubs A Go Go

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A round-up of comedy venue news.   Hyena’s Now in Triplicate The brothers Butler — Randy and Jim — of Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub are way too busy these days. At the Fort Worth location, the chain’s original spot, they closed the adjacent Queen City Music Hall and integrated that space into an enlarged, renovated, and rather colorful Hyena’s. There is …

Comedy Beat Catch Up

Comedy Beat Catch Up

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Pegasus Theatre will present The Naughty Bits at the Bath House Cultural Center Amy Martin catches us up on comedy ensembles, defecting comedy writers, stand-up roundup and more. by Amy Martin published Friday, July 31, 2015   Comedy Ensembles on the Rise Sketch comedy continues to rise in Dallas, the sign of a maturing and deepening comedy community. Most delicious are plans …

The Year in Comedy

The Year in Comedy

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From big stand-up names to local favorites, the local comedy scene expanded in 2014; but we want more. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, December 30, 2014   Each year, more comedy shows and events enliven North Texas. It’s a good trend. Bit by bit, the conservative façade of comedy in Dallas is eroding. Here’s what stood out in 2014.   …

Matt Lyle’s House Party, Holiday Edition: Adulthood, Or How I Learned to Love Ken Burns

Matt Lyle’s House Party, Holiday Edition: Adulthood, Or How I Learned to Love Ken Burns

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Bringing Down the House At Fun House Theatre and Film, Matt Lyle’s House Party, Holiday Edition, is a showcase of smart and hysterical sketch comedy and improv.   by Amy Martin published Friday, December 19, 2014   Plano — Is Shakespeare better with farts? This question is pondered in the Matt Lyle’s House Party welcome speech—essentially Lyle’s manifesto on the …

Comedy Beat: Sketch comedy on the rise, new improv, comic contests, stand-ups

Comedy Beat: Sketch comedy on the rise, new improv, comic contests, stand-ups

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From time to time through the year, we catch up on the local comedy beat. Here’s a look at summer and fall of 2014. by Amy Martin published Friday, December 5, 2014 Amy Martin catches up on the local comedy beat:   Sketchiness The gap between stand-up and improv is a big one, so the best development in North Texas …

Burner Baby Burner: Broad City LIVE

Burner Baby Burner: Broad City LIVE

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The women of Broad City bring their hilarious live show to the Kessler Theater, and the Burner Chicks Club comes out in force. by Amy Martin published Friday, November 21, 2014 Dallas — “I feel so strong!” the twentysomething woman shouted from the back of the Kessler Theater once the Broad City graphics and theme song began to play. The audience …

The Second City: Spinning smart laughs

The Second City: Spinning smart laughs

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Who’s On Second? The legendary improv troupe Second City smartly provokes laughter at City Performance Hall in the Off-Broadway on Flora Series. by Amy Martin published Saturday, November 15, 2014 “The core of most Second City scenes is a character looking for human connection,” announced the maniacally perky Jo Feldman in a segue paying tribute to the Chicago comedy institution …

Harry Shearer Surfs the Media Waves

Harry Shearer Surfs the Media Waves

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Satirical comedian, in town to receive Ernie Kovacs Award at the Dallas VideoFest, now adds web-TV to his media with series on Richard Nixon. by Amy Martin published Friday, October 17, 2014 Dallas — Here’s my proposal. Extract some DNA from Harry Shearer and implant it in every U.S. resident. We’ll all become smarter, more savvy about politics and less …

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